Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A Christmas Tag!

I apologise for this terrible picture, the colours are rather faint and faded :(

The current Penny Black Saturday Challenge is to make a tag. I don't have any readymade ones, so I took a slightly battered ivory card blank and cut it to size.

The sketch is from Mojo Monday, it fits what I wantwed to do very well!

The background paper is Papermania, from the Vintage Christmas stack. I coloured another piece of ivory card with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink by smearing the pad onto my craft sheet, spritzing with water and dabbing the card until I had a nice speckly pattern. Very Time Holtz!!

I used the small music stamp from the PB 'Clearly in Love' set, stamping with Versamark Gold, then tore round the image. I went over the edges of the papers with the Versamark, which gives a very pretty sheen that is nowhere in sight on the photo!

The holly is a Memory Box die from Crafts U Love and I glittered the leaves with gold Glamour Dust. The lace is from stash, and so is the ribbon tie. The sweet hedgie is also Penny Black, this time from the 'Celebrate the Wonder' set. I coloured him with Speccies and stickled the trim on his hat and the inside of the lantern. Then I put him on a gold Nesties Floral Doily die-cut.

I put clear gems in the centre of the white snowflakes et voila!

We are still waiting for The Grandchild to arrive - my poor daughter-in-law is climbing the walls with frustration, and so is her mum!!!

Thanks for looking, goodpeople, and I hope your Christmas preparations are going well! In 6 days time it'll all be over and hopefully we can all relax a bit!

love Mags B x

Spectrum Noirs: Reds 14, 3; Skin tones: 132, 133, 137; Warm Greys: WG1, 5, 7; Yellows: 45


Sheila said...

Mags, Lovely tag hun! That Grandchild of yours is waiting to be an extra special Xmas day gift to you all methinks:) Do let us know how the birth goes - this your first too? Sheila:)X Merry Christmas to you and yours!

mags said...

Super tag MagsB. The image is so sweet and love the music paper you have created.
Hope your Grandchild arrives soon.

Liz McGuire, said...

Aww, great tag, really sweet,

Liz x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning, loving the soft colours gorgeous work hugs pops x

coops said...

gorgeous tag mags.love the sweet image and fab colours and details :D
i hope your grandchild arrives soon.

xx coops xx

Kath Stewart said...

sweet tag mags...love the lace border...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday and wishing you a wonderful Christmas...hope to see you again in 2012...hugs kath xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Mags, this is such a sweet tag!
Hugs Lynsey x

coldwaters2 said...

I love this gorgeous tag Mags, the colour, design and that cute little image look fabby, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Lorraine x

Faye said...

What a lovely tag, the little hedgies are soooo sweet. Have a super Christmas and New Year. xxx

jenny said...

Beautiful tag.....sweet little hedgie :)
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny xx